Thursday, September 23, 2010

Culinary Thursday wif Attie: Leftover Quesadillas.

Well, we had a funneh mishmash of ingredients lefted over from our cookings lately, so I came up wif a brilliant idea. I telled my mommeh we should use everyfing up by making quesadillas! It is a good way to make use of leftovers, and it becomes its own yummeh meal, which makes this great for kittehs on a budget. It is not hard to do at all, and everybuddy will likes it.
We are making our quesadillas wif that white wine lime chicken you seed on last week's CT post, and the broccolis too, as well as tomato, shallot, and shredded colby jack cheese. Your leftovers will probably not be exactly the same, MOL, so just get together whatever you has and whatever cheese you want - can't makes a quesadilla wifout cheese! Oh, and we always keeps tortillas on hand in our freezer, for just such spur-of-the-moment noms, so we just taked them out. You can use them frozen for this, so it's no biggie. Also, since it is just us here, we use the fajita size tortillas, which are a smallish. But obviously you can use any size you want.
Get your pan ready first.
You wants to pour in enough vegetable oil to cover the bottom. Turn the heat on high, and let it gets going while you...
Cuts up the leftovers!
Before putting anything into the pan, make sure to taste-test for quality.
By now your oil should be hot, so turn the heat down to medium-low, and put in your first tortilla. If yours is frozen like this one, do not worreh that it does not lie flat. That will work itself out as it heats up and cooks.
Put the leftovers on one side of the tortilla...
Then fold!
This gives you room on the other side of the pan for a second one.
Puts more of your leftovers into that one, and folds it over too.
Let it cook until the bottoms is golden, then flip. Most people seems to like them a little browner, so feel free to let them sizzle in the pan for longer if you like, but we likes them done lightly so ours look like this.
When both sides look good to you, take them out and soak off the oil wif paper towels.
Then just throw them on a plate...
And nom the delishusness! It tastes great, and you did not waste any lefted over foods that you might have throw'd away not knowing what to cook wif them.


  1. What a great recipe for leftovers! You and your Mom are pretty smart. Looks yummy.

  2. That does look very yummy! I think I would enjoy mine with some sour creams on top!

  3. I always love seeing what you are going to make next! xoxo

  4. Mmmmmm!!!! Quesadillas!!!!! Yummy! My mom likes to add guacamole and salsa too!

    Hugs & smoochies!!! XOXO

  5. They look yummy, Attie, and we think even our culinary-challenged human could manage to make them!

  6. That is a great plan! And it looks real good. Meowm sometimes feeds the meaty portions of her leftovers to the outdoor kitties.

  7. I just know you're gonna get your own cooking show on TV!!! I am co-hosting a blog hop today, please hop by and pawticipate!

  8. Girls, Mom says you're welcome to come over and cook here anytime!

    Your friend

  9. We love Quesadillas! They are the best,extra cheese and sour cream on ours please.

  10. Those look really good! I like the part about taste testing the best - it's really important that all meals are Kitty Approved.

  11. Nom nom nomilicous is what we say.
    Too bad we don't have smell-o-vision!


  12. That is some yummE stuff. How did the taste test go?
    Snuggles & snorts,
    Benny & Lily

  13. MMMMMMMMM!!!! We loves quesadillas!! Our mom makes them a lot. Dad likes his with extra cheese in it!!

    Yours look really YUMMY!!!

  14. Wow that is such a great idea for leftovers! We don't have them too often at our house but next time we do we willhave to try it!

  15. Great post I just sent this out on twitter. Thanks for sharing.


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